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Re: Input on the agenda

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 17:00:09 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0903091700r6d92ffbdobcb9ab38df5ea09a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 4:07 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Henri is currently working on integrating a HTML5 parser into gecko
>> (and thus Firefox). The current version of that uses the proposal from
>> Hixie. We are definitely eager to get more people using our SVG
>> support and believe that adding support for SVG inside text/html is
>> the most effective way to do that. So I'd echo Maciejs concern about
>> this issue taking too long.
> We also think that SVG in text/html will greatly increase the value of our
> SVG support. And we'd like it in WebKit and therefore Safari and other
> WebKit-based browsers. If Firefox goes with Hixie's proposal, we would
> consider following suit.

To clarify, hixies proposal is what we are testing with right now. We
have not yet made any decisions about what to do if we get to a point
when we are ready to ship an HTML5 parser, but the HTML5 spec still
does not specify SVG-in-HTML.

Personally I would like to see something that is even more HTMLy than
Hixies current proposal. I don't like at all that we have to use a
different tokenizer in "HTML mode" and in "foreign content mode". This
is both confusing to web developers and painful for end users (as
performance and code complexity suffers).

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 00:00:48 UTC

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